March 18, 2021
Annual Tuition Fees
About the Program
The Endodontic Residency Program at Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM) and Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), is a 3-year training program and the starting date is October 1st of each year. The program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). It’s the first dental program to be accredited outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. After the successful completion of the 3-year residency program graduates will become eligible to sit for the Saudi Board Certification Exam. The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontics issued by the SCFHS is recognized by the UAE PQR as Tier 2 qualification.
Message from the Program Director:
Thank you for your interest in MBRU’s Endodontic Residency Program at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine (HBMCDM) and Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH), the first post-graduate endodontic program in the UAE and outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to receive accreditation from the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS).
Our program is unique in multiple ways. Our faculty members and consultants are well versed in their field, they received their trainings at prestigious universities around the world, enriching and diversifying their clinical and teaching experience. This will create an environment in which residents will be exposed to different school of thoughts.
Moreover, the training will be conducted at Dubai Dental Hospital, the largest dental hospital in Dubai, a state-of-the-art facility that is equipped with latest dental technologies. At Dubai Dental Hospital, residents will be trained on a wide range of non-surgical and surgical clinical competencies through managing a broad range of complex cases. Another distinctive feature of our program is the eligibility of our residents to take Saudi Board examinations, after the completion of the 3-year residency program. The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontics issued by the SCFHS is recognized by the UAE PQR as Tier 2 qualification.
Our residents will also have the opportunity to access world class research facilities at MBRU, allowing them to learn and enhance their research skills in clinical and non-clinical areas.
I am sure that MBRU Endodontic Residency Program will provide residents with outstanding clinical training, a comprehensive educational experience and opportunities to participate in research.
I hope that you find the information on this website helpful to you as you begin the application process. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any other questions about the MBRU Endodontic Residency Program.
Dr. Mohamed Jamal
Program Director, MBRU Endodontic Residency Program
English Language Requirements
IELTS – Academic Module
- An overall band 6
- Must have been taken within the last two years
- A single certificate to be submitted, combined scores are not accepted.
- iBT 80
- PBT is not accepted
- ‘My Best Scores’ will not be considered for admission purposes
- Must have been taken within the last two years
Applicants who are native speakers of English and have completed their undergraduate education in an English-medium institution may be exempted from the English proficiency requirement subject to approval of the relevant Admissions Committee.
Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI)
At MBRU we believe that to excel in your career, not only do we need to give you the best education in the classroom, but also outside of it, and to become an exceptional doctor requires the development of these “soft” skills.
To be accepted at MBRU, we conduct a series of multiple mini interviews. A process which is comprised of several short independent assessment interviews, typically arranged in a timed circuit.
The process results in an aggregate score of each candidates’ non-cognitive (“soft”) skills such as interpersonal skills, professionalism, and moral judgment. It’s been so successful that since its introduction in 2004, the MMI process has been adopted by medical, dental and pharmacy schools around the world.
The interview scenarios are designed to test non-cognitive competencies which are key to medicine, such as:
- Communication Skills
- Moral/ethical reasoning
Although participants must relate to the scenario posed at each station, it is important to note that the MMI is not intended to test specific knowledge in the field. Instead, the assessors evaluate each candidate’s thought process and the ability to think ‘on his or her feet’. As such, there are no right or wrong answers to the questions posed in an MMI, but each applicant should consider the question from a variety of perspectives.
The MMI process
At the start of each mini-interview rotation, a candidate receives a question/scenario and has a short period of time (typically one minute) to prepare an answer. Upon entering the interview room, the candidate has a short exchange with an assessor (usually about 5 minutes). In some cases, the assessor observes while an interaction takes place between a simulated patient (a role player) and the candidate.
At the end of each mini-interview, the assessor evaluates the candidate’s performance on the activity against set criteria, while the applicant moves to the next station. This pattern is repeated through a number of rotations (usually 10-15). Some stations are designated as “rest stations” meaning that no interview takes place. The candidate is expected to sit quietly during that time. The duration of the entire interview is usually about 90 minutes (1½ hours).
Please click here to view the curriculum.
All applicants for admission are required to obtain equivalency of their educational degree from the UAE Ministry of Education. The attestation process depends upon whether you completed your secondary schooling or undergraduate degree within the UAE or outside the UAE.
Applicants who completed secondary schooling or a Bachelor degree outside the UAE
must have their educational degree and transcripts/mark sheets certified by:
- The issuing educational institute and/or recognized authority for tertiary education in the host country in which you completed your education
- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the host country
- The UAE Embassy in that host country
- The Ministry of Education in the UAE
Additionally, the UAE Ministry of Education must issue an Equivalency Certificate.
Equivalency requirements for high school degree attestation can be found on Ministry of Education website.
Equivalency requirements for Bachelor degree attestation can be found on Ministry of Education website.
- Transcripts and Degree Certificates submitted will require attestation from the Ministry of Education in the UAE for degrees awarded inside the UAE.
- Transcripts and Degree Certificates awarded outside the UAE will require attestation from the Ministry of Education. Also, applicants will need to obtain a Certificate of Equivalency from the Ministry.
- Additional qualifications such as MFDS from one of the UK Royal Colleges or any other postgraduate dental degree are desirable.
Dubai Dental Hospital
Dubai Dental Hospital (DDH) launched in January 2019, is Dubai’s first and largest specialized dental hospital with 63 dental chairs under one roof. The hospital offers eight specialties, covering general dentistry, dental hygiene, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery, orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, periodontology and dental implantology. DDH is the clinical partner of Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences (MBRU), we provide clinical training to MBRU’s Hamdan Bin Mohammed College of Dental Medicine’s (HBMCDM) residents who specialize in endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontology, and prosthodontics.
|Application Fee||AED 1,000 AED + AED 50 (5% VAT). Due at the time of application (Non-refundable)|
|Seat Reservation Fee||AED 10,000 Non-refundable|
|Annual Tuition Fee*||AED 185,000 (for International applicants) |
AED 160,000 (for UAE and GCC nationals)
*The down payment is deducted from the annual tuition fee
Please note that the seat-reservation fee is non-refundable. For students who enroll in classes, the seat-reservation fee will be deducted from their annual tuition fee
Each year our tuition schedule is published with the rates based on that academic year. The yearly tuition covers all educational expenses, recreational, library, insurance and lab activities.
Tuition charges are due and payable in full at the specified deadlines of each academic term, and the final responsibility for payment rests with the individual student and/or their sponsor. Students who have secured external scholarships covering their tuition must provide written confirmation before the initial payment deadline.
In the case of a withdrawal, a refund of 50% is possible within the first two weeks of the semester. No refunds will be processed or given after the second week of the academic semester. For more details, please refer to the Refund Policy below.
Students facing financial hardship can ask the Office of Student Services to reschedule payments on an exceptional basis over a longer , during the academic year.
Tuition Fee Refund Policy
All tuition charges and fees are non-refundable, except as specified and summarized below:
- In the event of a student formally withdrawing from the university in the first semester, the following refund schedule will apply:
- 100% (excluding the seat reservation fees) if before the official beginning of the academic year.
- 50% of the total semester fees if before the end of the second week of classes
- No refund after the end of the second week of classes
- A full refund before the start of the term is possible in cases of
- If an applicant / student does not meet the academic admission / progression requirement as per published criteria
- Visa rejection
- If a student is awarded a scholarship (refund will be according to the granted amount)
- If a student does not meet the medical requirements
- For the continuing students (starting from semester 2 of the program):
- If the application form for withdrawal/deferral/drop of course was formally initiated prior to the start of the semester then the student is eligible for 100% refund.
- The Director of DSSR will request the formation of a committee to decide on tuition refund should an unexpected scenario occur.
- If an applicant cannot take up their seat at MBRU as a result of a situation that is outside of their control, and was not publicly clear at the time of application or when fee commitments were made then the applicant may be entitled to a full refund of tuition fees, seat reservation, and any application charges. Examples include:
- State-wide resolution such as visa restrictions
- Late University regulation such as suspension / cancellation of a program
- Late progression decision
- The refund policy excludes the following:
- Application fee
- Seat holding fee
- Tuition fee in the event of dismissal for disciplinary reasons
- A penalty of AED 500 may apply for:
- Late payment
- Bounced cheque
Frequently Asked Questions
The MBRU Endodontic residency program is accredited by the Saudi Commission for Health Specialties (SCFHS). Therefore, residents are eligible to take the Saudi Endodontic Board examination. The Saudi Specialty Certificate in Endodontics issued by the SCFHS is recognized by the UAE PQR as Tier 2 qualification.
Maximum two students per program per cohort.
The Saudi Board of Endodontic Program Curriculum is the official curriculum for this program. Details of the curriculum can be found here